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Phaka chair by Ratthee Phaisanchotsiri for Moonler

Thai Trade presents six award-winning furniture designs

Dezeen Showroom: a selection of brands based in Thailand have listed their furniture and accessories on Dezeen Showroom, including chairs that celebrate both Thai craft and native timber.

The Phaka chair was created by designer Ratthee Phaisanchotsiri for furniture company Moonler, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with a boxy frame whose side profile is informed by the shape of the golden ratio.

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Phaka chairs come in a handful of wood finishes

Phaka chairs come in light, natural, dark, black or rough black finishes all made from solid chamchuri wood felled in Thailand.

The chair's slim and geometric composition allows the grain of wood and the connections between components to function as decoration.

White armchair in white room
Buffo is available as a chair or sofa

Bangkok-based design brand Mobella created a duo of seating called Buffo that takes cues from the physical and aesthetic qualities of buffalo. This includes its firm upholstery reminiscent of the animal's muscular back, combined back and armrests that are ribbed with stitching and turn up at the ends resembling horns.

The collection comprises a sofa and armchair that come in a range of fabrics in both bright and neutral shades.

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Bend is made from rubber tree timber and coffee shells

Design company Waste is More has created a chair with components made from its signature material PlassCoff, which contains a mixture of recycled plastic and coffee shells.

Bend's seat and backrest are made from PlasCoff, supported by a frame made from wood derived from rubber trees.

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Bella bench is designed to be placed in hallways and entryways

The Bella bench by Bangkok-based furniture company Oggi is made up of five solid wood pieces with rounded edges that enable a range if functionalities.

It functions as a seat, umbrella stand, shoe rack and coffee cup holder.

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Luna chair comes in a selection of colour combinations

The Luna dining chair was created by Thai brand Corner 43 Decor to reference the appearance of rattan furniture – a traditional craft in Thailand.

A frame made up of aluminium tubing provides a strong base for the seat and back, which are made up of polyrope that is woven and stretched to create a comfortable seat.

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Deesawat's Parallel collection includes a bench and a table

Thailand-based brand Deesawat launched its Parallel collection created in collaboration with designer Samuel Wilkinson, characterised by the negative space between its wooden slats.

A table and bench make up the range, which aims to provide a contemporary version of classic teak outdoor furniture.

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Both items are made from planks of teak

These six brands were featured on Dezeen Showroom as part of various award schemes and acknowledgements set up by Thailand's Department of International Trade Promotion.

These products will be shown at various international trade shows in order to bolster Thailand's position as a global contributor to furniture and product design.

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